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Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring Additions

You wouldn’t think it if you looked out a window today, but spring has sprung! At last! I might be a winter baby, but I love it when the sun comes out and it gets a little warmer. Not only does it make everyone seem 1000x happier, but it means we get a beauty overhaul. The jumpers get put away for another year, and we can reach for the bright lipsticks. In honour of this, I thought I would show you some of the new makeup products I’m wearing this spring.

The L’Oreal La Palette Nude in Rose has been around since Christmastime, but I’ve only just purchased it myself. I was slightly worried about the pink tones, but once I swatched this in Boots, I just couldn’t resist. The pinks are so girly, and different from my usual bronze toned eyeshadows. I think this is a great addition to any spring makeup, and reminds me of the blossom that is popping up everywhere. This palette is great, the quality of the shadows is smooth and blendable, and the variety of shades means that you can create so many eyeshadow looks with just the one palette. For £14.99 you get ten shades, with a variety of mattes and shimmery shades. I would highly recommend this palette, it provides so much variety in just one palette. It’ll be great to travel with, with so many shadows in such a slimline package, with shadows for both day and night. A great choice.

Lip products are my go-to when trying to update my everyday make-up look from season to season. Quite often, my eyeshadow looks will be the same day in day out. But with a different lip colour, I could have different make-up every day – score! From the drugstore, I’ve fallen in love with the Rimmel Apocalips Matte in Orange-Ology. For £6.49, I am so impressed by the colour payoff you get from these. I was in love with the original Apocalips, and once I saw this matte orange shade, I knew I had to have it. Admittedly, it probably is a little bright for spring. But, come summer I can see that this will be one of my most worn lip products.

In a similar shade, I also love the Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour in Orange. Because this is a sheer formula, it is easier to wear on a day-to-day basis. It gives just the right amount of colour to your lips without you looking too overdone. I love it, and wear it regularly.

A relatively new addition to my lipstick collection is Up the Amp by MAC. The Amplified Creme finish of this lipstick means that not only is the colour payoff incredible, but it is also really comfortable to wear. I suffer with awfully dry lips, meaning that wearing lipstick can sometimes be an issue for me. However, with this lipstick I can have the best of both worlds – an amazing lip colour and the hydration I need. The vibrant pinky purple shade has cool undertones, not something I would necessarily go for every day, but I think it is a great alternative. Teamed with nude shadow and winged liner, this colour looks amazing.

The most recent addition to my extensive lipstick collection is the Dior Fluidstick in Magique (479). I’ll admit, I am a sucker for packaging, and this packaging did not disappoint. It’s clean and sophisticated, and deceptively looks like a usual lipstick – something I find hilarious! The colour is a bright pink, but it is more neutral than the other colours I’ve shared. It’s a colour than can easily be worn with various eye looks, one of the things I love about pink lip colours. I love liquid lipsticks in the summer, they are so long-wearing that I can apply it first thing in the morning and not have to worry about it throughout the day. Definitely a winner!

So these are some of the products that I am looking forward to wearing throughout the spring and summer this year. Even though the weather here is a little grey today, I know these colours will bring a little springiness to my day.

What are some of your favourite products to use in the spring or summer? Have I tempted you with any of these products?

Until next time…


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